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And the High Museum Collectors Evening winners are…

All of us?

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This table and chair from Front Design's "Sketch Furniture" series was selected by attendees of the High Museum's first Collectors Evening.

Sure, there are 150 people who paid $500 each for Collectors Evening tickets, which gave them the privilege to pick the High Museum of Art’s next  purchases. But their ticket fees mean we all get to see new works at the High.

So which pieces got the nod from voters?

The first big vote-getter was a series of 20 color photographs by Paul Fusco, who captured onlookers paying their respects to Robert F. Kennedy as his funeral train traveled down the Eastern Seaboard in 1968. Photography curator Julian Cox says in his video pitch that it was a “seismic” event in the United States, photographed by a man riding inside the funeral train.

Next: Kehinde Wiley’s painting, “Thiogo Gliveira do Rosario Rozendo,” which shows a young man from Rio de Janeiro’s slums mimicking a sculpture in the city. Modern and contemporary art curator Michael Rooks said in his video pitch this was the best in a series that combined historic figures with modern Brazilians.

Then, “Ntadi,” a figurative sculpture from Africa’s Kingdom of the Kongo — an item more than 100 years old. Here’s African Art curator Carol Thompson’s video pitch for the piece.

Finally, a round-back chair and table from “Sketch Furniture” series by Stockholm, Sweden’s Front Design. In his video pitch, Decorative Arts curator Ron Labaco showed off the (totally cool) process the artists used to create the pieces.

Want to go? High Museum of Art. $18, $15 for people 65 and older and students, $11 for ages 6-17, free for members and children 5 and younger. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

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